Banner I. Miller Award

Banner I. Miller Award


The Banner I. Miller Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the science of hurricane and tropical weather forecasting published in a journal with international circulation during the 48 months prior to the deadline for nominations. The award is selected every other year (typically in a year between biennial Conferences on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology) and is presented to the authors of the publication.

The STAC Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones (TMTC) is responsible for overseeing the award selection process and forming the selection committee. The TMTC Committee Chair may serve as the chair of the selection committee or appoint a member of the TMTC Committee as the chair of the selection committee. The selection committee is composed of a chair and as many as ten members of the TMTC Committee. Additionally, the TMTC Committee Chair or the chair of the selection committee may augment the selection committee with as many as three additional members outside of the TMTC Committee when it is deemed to be beneficial for the proper judging of the nominations.

Nomination Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination! AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. Nominations are due by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package.

For this award, unsuccessful nomination packages will not be held over for consideration again by the selection committee, but eligible publications that didn’t win the award in previous years may be nominated again.


  • an electronic copy of the publication
  • a nomination letter for the publication (3 page maximum)
  • citation (25 word maximum)
The Banner I. Miller Award will next be awarded in 2026.